The Heart Bot is a collaborative drawing machine that creates a design based on the unique rhythms of the operator's heartbeat.
The Heart Bot installation invites viewers to place their finger on a heart rate sensor for 30 seconds. The sensor then sends that individual's heart rate information to a machine, which then creates a drawing of dots and waves in response to that person's heartbeat. The entire Heart Bot piece was the end result of 60 people interacting with the heart rate sensor. Every time a new person approached the sensor, Heart Bot would return to the center of the canvas and begin to once again make its way outward.
The work of art created by Heart Bot at the end of the night was donated to Feeding America.